From luxury private villas to a massive resort ground, Ubud has the best and most relaxing places to stay in Bali. Here are our top 5 choices.
1. Padma Resort Ubud
Nestled in the north of Bali’s celebrated cultural center and far away from the party bustle, Padma Resort Ubud offers a tranquil and peaceful stay. The resort has 149 tastefully designed and spacious rooms providing maximum comfort and flexibility to accommodate different travellers ranging from honeymooners to large families. From the lobby you have a view of the lush bamboo forest and untouched river valleys in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The air is comfortably cool in the morning and night. You will see nothing but the green lush forest which is a real treat to the eyes. Must try is the 89-meter long infinity swimming pool that connects to the resort via an enchanting glass-top tunnel. The pool has a breathtaking view and a whiff of the refreshing mountain air of Ubud. The water is cool during the day to provide an invigorating oasis on warm afternoons, and is heated when the temperature drops to allow for comfortable morning and evening swims. The resort boast a 3.4-kilometer jogging track designed to meander through the resort’s lush tropical gardens and along the crystal-clear waters of the mystical river that flows beneath the resort. Padma Resort Ubud had a combination of the green of the woods and mountains, five-star service and a beautiful design and layout, creating an unforgettable experience for body and mind. A perfect destination for your holiday.
Padma Resort Ubud
Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu, Payangan,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 301 111
2. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Named after the entrance to a traditional Hindu temple, Mandapa is set along the majestic Ayung River as it meets the lush jungle in Ubud, the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali. Offering individually tailored spiritual, wellness, health and detox programs, complemented by the full-time personalised attention of a dedicated Patih or butler, the intimate retreat is designed to be a sanctuary in which relaxing one’s mind, body and soul comes naturally. With 35 luxurious and spacious suites and 25 private pool villas, you can select from an exquisite collection of accommodations that have been meticulously designed to magnify and embrace the surrounding tropical landscape. The highly anticipated Reserve is an exclusive journey inside an indigenous Balinese village, providing a sensory path to wellness and nature. Unobstructed access to nature is an essential component of the experience in Ubud, where the power of the great outdoors weaves its magic on interior comfort and is always instantly accessible; even views of working rice paddies are immediate from private terraces. As an ideal destination for collectors of extraordinary moments, the centre of Mandapa features a traditional rice field, allowing you to experience the time-honoured methods of planting, harvesting and tending this local culinary staple.
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Jl. Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan, Ubud
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 479 2777
3. The Lokha Ubud Resorts, Villas and Spa
The Lokha Ubud is a tranquil riverside retreat in the traditional Balinese village of Keliki, in the outskirts of Bali’s culture hub Ubud. Its structure and furnishings are designed to showcase local artistry and seamlessly integrate into the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. Ensconced within a lush tropical landscape that descends to the banks of the Wos River, The Lokha Ubud is a timeless locale overlooking a scenic ridge known as Bukit Cinta (Love Mountain) which was once a secluded courting spot for young Balinese lovers. With a backdrop like that, it is the ultimate Bali honeymoon hotel where you can be tucked away with your loved one in a nest and reconnect with nature, removed from the hectic pace of mainstream tourism. Lokha Ubud gives you a choice of a suite room or a luxury villa. Its 52 41-square metre suite rooms are tastefully designed with elegant teak furnishing showcasing local artistry. You may want more privacy and comfort on your holiday; if so, then the Luxury Pool Villa is for you. Each of the 16 140-square metre private villas in Lokha Ubud is a haven of tranquility for you to unwind and recharge in true style.
The Lokha Ubud Resorts, Villas and Spa
Desa Keliki Tegallalang, Gianyar,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 8493366
4. The Sanctoo Luxury Villas & Spa
The Sanctoo Luxury Villas & Spa is an hour’s drive from Bali international airport, in Bali’s cultural center Ubud. Here, you become a part of Singapadu village and witness rural life in a little paradise, surrounded with the natural beauty of the Wos River. It is a privately owned boutique resort that provides you with the highest level of luxury while preserving the natural beauty of the local environment and culture. The resort is particularly designed to incorporate Indonesia’s heritage, with the three main 300-sqm villas built applying the philosophy and intricate designs of tribes in three main islands: Celebes, Borneo and Balinese. Each of the 12 villas are equipped with high standard amenities including a private swimming pool, an indoor bathtub, 300 square meters of private recreation and relaxation area and a stunning view of the Wos River. A sanctuary of uncompromising luxury, The Sanctoo Luxury Villas & Spa actively balances the inner self, caring for the physical body, and appreciating the culture and nature surrounding it. It is truly “Embracing Nature, Experiencing Culture” while enjoying personalized treatments and service in elegant fashion.
The Sanctoo Luxury Villas & Spa
Jl. Ulun Suwi II,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 471 1222
5. The Ubud Village Resort & Spa
he Ubud Village Resort & Spa is a perfect Balinese hideaway for romantic couples, honeymooners and families alike. Overlooking an expanse of gorgeous terraced rice paddies, The Ubud Village Resort & Spa has a relaxing atmosphere throughout, which is enhanced by excellent service and guest amenities. Set within luxuriant landscaped tropical gardens with coconut palms, manicured lawns, lotus ponds and the resort’s own rice paddies, this is a true tropical paradise. The Ubud Village Resort & Spa is a retreat-style boutique resort designed for relaxation, invigoration and peaceful contemplation. Situated within a Balinese-style village, the thatched roof private pool villas command either a picturesque panorama of terraced rice paddies or a pastoral sanctuary that is surrounded by lush trees and gardens. A total of 28 one-bedroom and two-bedroom pool villas ensure comfort and privacy in your own tropical haven. Each villa boasts impeccably designed interiors that incorporate both traditional Balinese and contemporary architecture to create a luxurious and exotic experience.
The Ubud Village Resort & Spa
Jl. Raya Nyuh Kuning,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 978 444
Photos courtesy of each property